Zari is an attractive bi-coloured apple with a red-orange blush. It is quite an early variety, similar in timing to Worcester. It has crisp, open-textured, pale yellow, juicy flesh. The flavour is reminiscent of more traditional varieties, with something tropical in the background, but the fruit is sweet with a satisfying tanginess to give it interest. Being more of an early variety, it is prone to softening and wrinkling, and can become slightly greasy with maturity: don’t be put-off though!
Unlike many new apple varieties, the texture of Zari is light and open, though very crisp and juicy: perfect for those who don’t like a hard, crunchy texture.
Origin: Belgium, 2008. The result of a cross between Elstar and Delbard Estivale. Zari is the brand name of a variety developed by Better3fruit, Rillaar, Belgium.
Grown in: Belgium, Netherlands, UK,
Harvest & Availability:
End August to November: from England, Belgium